While the Life Stories host has yet to share news of his next venture, he has ruled out a return to GMB.
‘I won’t be going back, but thanks to everyone who has signed these petitions,’ he said in a tweet addressing the support.
‘Normally, people start petitions to have me fired or deported, so this is a pleasant surprise.’
Metro.co.uk has contacted ITV for a comment.
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